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Here you will find the magazines in one place for you to enjoy. All issues are interactive, which means you can click on the links either ‘click here’ or website addresses to buy or find out more about sewing patterns and products.

the current issue

Issue 8 - The Pattern Pages


The edit - We pick our favourite patterns to make the hottest trends this season
We heart ‘fringed benefits’ - How to make this trendy embellishment, the decoration of your choice
Pattern preview - New sewing patterns hot off the press
Sew the look - The fitted blazer and how to wear checks and plaids
Makers in the spotlight - We chat to Marcy Harriell from the blog, Oonaballona
Blue rinse luxury- The beloved hippie print is back and has gone upmarket
Ways to wear - Love bohemian style, colourful ethnic prints - you’ll certainly want to grab these fabrics and patterns
60-minute make - Refashion a blanket into a poncho with this season’s cowlneck
Plus… 10 minutes with McCall’s designer Nikki Brooks-Revis

back issues

The Pattern Pages Issue 7 Winter 2018 Cover


The edit - Bring your handmade wardrobe up-to-date with this season’s trends
We heart ‘animal print’ - How to add it to your outfit without going overboard!
Gift shop - 6 gift ideas that won’t break the bank
Makers in the spotlight - We talk to Selkie Patterns about its new ethical sewing pattern brand
Choosing & using interfacing - Alison Smith explains all you need to know..
Sewing with knits - Coralie Grillet shares her 5 top tools and advice for working with stretch fabrics
Plus… 6 easy-to-sew patterns designed for knits.

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ISSUE 6 Autumn 2018

The edit -  4 quick and easy styles to update your wardrobe in a matter of hours
Makers in the spotlight - Find our what inspires Coralie Grillet from Wearologie and Rosy Pena of Rosy Pena Designs
Sew the Look - The cropped trousers is this seasons wardrobe staple and classic styling is back but has been reinvented
Technical Talk - Transparent fabrics are trending but how do you add it to your wardrobe?
Plus... Make a pretty brooch from your fabric scraps with this quick make from Art Gallery Fabrics and check out who won Sew your style 2018 and more...

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ISSUE 5 Summer 2018

The edit -  Six styles you'll want to sew this season!
Makers in the spotlight - We chat to two fairly new sewing pattern companies – My
Handmade Wardrobe from the UK and DG Patterns from Canada.
Sew the Look - We talk patterns for curvier figures and the latest longer length dresses.
Technical Talk - Emerald Erin shares her tips on making essential underwear annd Jenny Rushmore gives tips on selecting a curvier sewing pattern.
Plus interviews..... with Couture embroiderer Chloe Savage, fashion designer Iskren Saveliev and fabric explorer, Dolap James from Urbanstax

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ISSUE 4 Spring 2018

The Edit - Love those layers - perfect for getting ready for warmer times!
Makers in the spotlight - We chat to Megan Nielsen at Megan Neilsen Patterns,   Lucy Sinnot from Trend Patterns and spend 10 mins with Sarah Norwood from Ohhh Lulu
Sew the Look - We talk activewear and wearing styles from the past
Technical Talk - Mimi G shares her tips of sewing activewear, Simon King discusses how to print patterns, Ann Grose talks techniques for pefecting shirring and Kim Collins gives up her tips for working with vintage fabrics

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ISSUE 3 Winter 2017

Winter Edit - The best outerwear sewing patterns to up your game this cold spell
T'is the season to sparkle - Lots of quirky silver accessories
Makers in the spotlight - Marie-Emilienne is the lovely lady behind I AM
Working with winter fabrics - Couture dressmaker Jane White lays out her top tips for winter fabrics
Designers in the spotlight - Amy Sinbaldi, designer behind Art Gallery Fabrics first festive fabric collection Little Town
60-minute make - Quick and easy hod-it all tote bag


ISSUE 2 Autumn 2017

Delve into denim  -  Kim Collins shares her tips on sewing with this working class fabric
Makers in the spotlight - We catch up with the lovely ladies behind the pattern company, Named and Caroline Smith from Sew La Di Da Vintage
Machine TLC  - 7 tips to make your machine sew like a dream!
Fringed top  - Customise a plain blouse with a gorgeous fringed trim
Beautiful seamwork - Jules Fallon shares her tips on how to create stunning seams
10 minutes with… Abi Dyson, Simplicity’s Vintage Ambassador
Behind the seams - Debbie Shore tackels the invisible zip

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ISSUE 1 Summer 2017

Embrace embroidery  - How to tap into the embroidered trend
Take one classic white shirt  - Embroidery, see how it’s done by Janome professionals
Maker’s in the spotlight - Peggy Mead, the designer behind Sew House Seven and Ann Gorse from Designer Stitch
Couture sewing tips  - Elevate your sewing skills with Kim Collins
Sew the look – cold shoulder
60-minute make - Quick and quirky city clutch
10 minutes with… Ana Valls from CocoWawa Crafts

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